Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Dark matter scientists on brink of discovering elusive particles
Posted on February 13, 2016 at 9:13 pm

Technological advances are ushering in a new era of understanding in the search for fundamental […]

Most precise measurement of reactor antineutrino spectrum reveals intriguing surprise
Posted on February 13, 2016 at 12:38 am

Members of the International Daya Bay Collaboration, who track the production and flavor-shifting […]

What's the point of theoretical physics?
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:40 pm

You don't have to be a scientist to get excited about breakthroughs in theoretical physics. […]

Einstein's waves: a 100-year odyssey
Posted on February 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

When Albert Einstein forged the bedrock theory of modern physics 100 years ago, he had no computer, […]